Caroline Thompson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Clinical Cancer Teams

Research Statement

I am a cancer epidemiologist and epidemiology methodologist, and I obtained postdoctoral training in the area of health care delivery systems science. My research interests include ethnic and social disparities in cancer screening, pathways of cancer-related care in the health care delivery system, and patterns of cancer-related incidence and survival understood through geographic and social contexts. To carry out my research, I primarily use “real world” health data such as the national death index, statewide cancer registries, and electronic health records (EHRs) from large academic and community health care delivery systems. Tangentially, I also develop and evaluate quantitative methods to support statistical and causal inference from EHR and other “big” and/or "integrated" clinical data sources.